Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Library at the Waikato University

There is going to be a new library at the University of Waikato, and it's gonna be awesome!!! It will be one of the greenest buildings in NZ!!!! I know the architects were Warren and Mahoney Architects Ltd. It's just coming out of the ground, as you will be able to see from the photos I am going to add at the end. It will be more of a computer wing, because I think all the books will be on the computers, and I know that they use wireless broadband to find the information in the library. Here is some text and an image of what it will look like when it's done from Warren and Mahoney about the building: "The Student Centre will provide a social heart to the campus where people can meet; enjoy cafe, bookshop, and relaxation spaces; access a range of student services including re-enrolment; visit the Library; and much more. The design allows for many learning and social spaces, and brings many services conveniently together in one place. It will be a focal point for the campus, which will draw people together in a modern, light, energy efficient and environmentally sustainable building."
Here are the images that I got from a friend of the new wing being built:
On a related topic, Warren and Mahoney also recently designed the "Hub", which I don't know much about, but think is a foodcourt type thing by the bus stop in the University. I hope you enjoyed this post, and I will continue to keep you posted as the library continues to rise from the ground, or, to follow the progress on the Uni's website click here.
Quote of the day: A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece. - Ludwig Erhard

1 comment:

Bubbles said...

Wow thats really cool!!! :)
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